Rep. Zeldin Reintroduces Resolution Demanding Justice for Bytyqi Brothers | Congressman Lee Zeldin

Rep. Zeldin Reintroduces Resolution Demanding Justice for Bytyqi Brothers

July 29, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, reintroduced a bipartisan resolution to secure justice for Ylli, Agron and Mehmet Bytyqi, Hampton Bays residents who were arrested and brutally murdered by Serbian officials in 1999 after accidentally crossing into Serbian territory toward the end of the Kosovo War. In February 2019, Congressman Zeldin met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Munich, Germany, to discuss these murders and the lack of action by the Serbian government. The resolution, which reaffirms the United States government’s commitment to holding accountable the people responsible for the Bytyqi brothers’ deaths, passed the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress.

“Since taking office, I have been committed to helping the Bytyqi family receive the justice they have long deserved. Despite many past promises made by Serbian officials to resolve the case of this state-sponsored murder, justice still hasn’t been served. This resolution notes that progress with this investigation should remain a significant factor in determining the further development of US-Serbian relations. The Bytyqi brothers gave their lives to fight injustice; now we must return the favor and deliver justice for their family,” said Congressman Zeldin.

The text of the resolution can be found here.